‘Kindred’ by Octavia E. Butler is, at its core, much more than just a work of historical science fiction but also harsh drilling against racial social injustice.
There are several important themes imbedded in ‘Kindred’ by Octavia E. Butler, and these themes prove vital and are real life applicable for all readers as they cover aspects such as family and kinship, violent trauma, education and freedom.
With a compelling narrative that is filled with suspense in nearly every line, Octavia E. Butlers’ ‘Kindred’ deploys the first-person perspective, selling a one-way ticket to readers as they time travel back and forth with the protagonist, Edana.
In ‘Kindred’, Octavia E. Butler brings to life characters of the antebellum era – most of which are troubled by slavery and the quest to survive and be free.
‘Kindred’ by Octavia E. Butler has a historical context tied to the history of slavery and interracial relationships that existed between white and Black races.
The best quotes in ‘Kindred’ are as brave and courageous as the book itself which tackles – squarely – one of the most complicated human relationships, that being the relationship between white and Black races.